Hackensack University Medical Center Welcomes Breast Surgeon, Dr. Leslie Montgomery
November 3, 2015 01:17 PM
Leslie L. Montgomery, M.D., FACS
The Department of Surgery and the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center today announced the addition of Leslie L. Montgomery, M.D., FACS, as chief of the Division of Breast Surgery. Dr. Montgomery is an internationally-recognized, board-certified surgical oncologist specializing in breast cancer.
“Having a world-class physician like Dr. Montgomery at HackensackUMC will continue to elevate the excellent care we provide our patients,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer, Hackensack University Health Network. “Dr. Montgomery is a leader in breast cancer and we are looking forward to all of the advances she will make in improving women’s health.”
Dr. Montgomery joins HackensackUMC from Montefiore Medical Center, where she served as the chief of the Division of Breast Surgery and director of Breast Services at the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care in New York City. In addition, Dr. Montgomery was an attending breast surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City for more than 11 years, where she served as director of the Special Surveillance Breast Program and the director of the Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program.
“I am so excited to join HackensackUMC and to work with such an accomplished team of dedicated care providers to deliver outstanding services for our patients,” said Dr. Montgomery. “I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues to prevent, treat and manage breast cancer and to help our patients on their journey to better understand and manage breast surgery.”
Dr. Montgomery received her undergraduate degree at Stanford University in Stanford, CA, and her medical degree at the University of California at San Francisco. After her residency in general surgery at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, she completed research fellowships at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, and at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Breast Surgery is a division of the Department of Surgery at HackensackUMC, with a team of on-site, full-time, fellowship-trained breast surgeons. The division’s multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer includes working closely with a team of radiologists, pathologists, plastic surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and nurse navigators. This multidisciplinary team has devoted their practices primarily to the management of diseases of breast. This specialized approach to treating breast cancer provides patients with the exact type of services they need to battle the disease and its physical, emotional and social side effects. Recently, the Breast Service received Disease-Specific Care Certification from the Joint Commission, scoring perfectly with no recommendations for improvement.
About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a 775- bed nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is the flagship hospital of Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,717 beds, more than 10,000 team members and 3,300 credentialed physicians. HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Hospital rankings - maintaining its place atop the NJ rankings since the rating system was introduced. It was also named one of the top four New York Metro Area hospitals. HackensackUMC is the only hospital in New Jersey, New York and New England to be named one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™ nine consecutive years, and receive the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 13 years in a row. The medical center is one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country according to Practice Greenhealth, and received 24 Gold Seals of Approval™ by The Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its fifth consecutive designation in 2014. HackensackUMC has created an entire campus of award-winning care, including: the John Theurer Cancer Center; the Heart & Vascular Hospital; and the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which houses the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center and listed on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and is Official Medical Services Provider to The Barclays PGA Golf Tournament. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit: www.HackensackUMC.org.
About John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center
John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center is New Jersey's largest and most comprehensive cancer center dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, management, research, screenings, preventive care, as well as survivorship of patients with all types of cancer.
Each year, more people in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area turn to John Theurer Cancer Center for cancer care than to any other facility in New Jersey. The 14 specialized divisions feature a team of medical, research, nursing, and support staff with specialized expertise that translates into more advanced, focused care for all patients. John Theurer Cancer Center provides comprehensive multidisciplinary care, state of the art technology, and access to clinical trials, compassionate care and medical expertise— all under one roof. Physicians at John Theurer Cancer Center are members of Regional Cancer Care Associates one of the nation’s largest professional hematology/oncology groups. For more information, please visit http://www.jtcancercenter.org.